Getting the baby of my dreams
Organized by: Amber Chamberlin
I need to start fertility shots and if you don't already know they are pretty expensive. I recently learned this is my only option at the moment for possibly having a baby. Here is my story, ever since I started puberty my body was messed up, so the doctors just put me on birth control to manage my hormones. My cycles never were regular and I thought I was pregnant more than once in my life but I never was, and I never knew what was truly wrong with me. A few months after I started dating my now husband I decided to go off birth control to see what would happen, and I found that I would go months without having my monthly visitor. I went to many doctors before I moved down here with him and they never could tell me what was going on, their solution was to throw me back on birth control but I didn’t want that. So I finally moved down with him and I started going to a gyno down here and they did testing and ultrasounds and I was finally diagnosed with pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome). They told me that it wasn’t impossible to get pregnant but I would most likely need help, meaning they would have to put me on fertility medication. And so it started with the endless doctors appointments, the pills that sometimes made me sick, and the heartbreak that comes along with trying your hardest for something you’ve always wanted. It’s not easy seeing people you know get pregnant so easy when they don’t really want kids at that moment, knowing that you can’t do the one thing women are meant to do. It’s not only a struggle for me but it’s hard on my husband and family watching me go through the things that I am at the moment.